SINGAPORE IN REVIEW NOV. 07, 2017- DENGUE IS ON THE RISE AGAIN

Mosquito fogging operations being carried out near Anchorpoint in Queenstown on July 12, 2019. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

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Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Nov 8.


DENGUE IS ON THE RISE AGAIN, WITH MOST DEATHS IN MORE THAN A DECADE
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Authorities expect the numbers to continue rising in the coming weeks, making this year Singapore’s third-largest dengue outbreak.

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MISSING SINGAPORE, CHINESE DIVERS MIGHT HAVE BEEN SWEPT AWAY BY STRONG UNDERCURRENTS: INDONESIA RESCUE OFFICIAL

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has been conducting search operations since a diving mate of the missing trio alerted the authorities to the incident on Nov 3, 2019. PHOTO: BASARNAS

Indonesian rescuers will carry out search operations until Saturday – the last day of a standard seven-day search period – then evaluate whether to continue or end the mission.

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18 SINGAPOREANS INJURED AS BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN BATAM’S MONTIGO RESORTS NONGSA

The aftermath of the bridge collapse at Batam’s Montigo Resorts Nongsa, on Nov 7, 2019. PHOTO: DEDY SUWADHA/TWITTER

Fifteen of the injured Singaporeans were immediately rushed to hospital. Some of the victims were taking selfies when the bridge collapsed, a report said.

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E-SCOOTERS BANNED ON FOOTPATHS: FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS’ CONCERNS WILL BE LOOKED INTO, SAYS DESMOND LEE

Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee meeting a group of food delivery riders last night at his Meet-the-People Session in Jurong Spring. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Over 50 PMD riders turned up at Mr Lee’s Meet-the-People Session. They put forward alternative proposals to the ban, such as needing a licence and a minimum age of 18 to ride a PMD.

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FOOTBALL: SPL CLUB WARRIORS FACE 107 CHARGES FOR OFFENCES UNDER EMPLOYMENT ACT; ACCUSED OF OWING EMPLOYEES OVER $350,000

Warriors FC players celebrate after scoring a goal during the Komoco Singapore Cup final at Jalan Besar Stadium on Nov 2, 2019. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Despite not being paid for three months, Warriors’ players surpassed expectations in the Komoco Motors Singapore Cup, reaching the final on Nov 2 only to lose 4-3 to Tampines Rovers.

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MAID WHO DIED IN TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT HAD CHILD OF HER OWN

Ms Jaspreet Kaur was reportedly crossing Lentor Avenue with the two-year-old child in a stroller before being hit by a car. PHOTOS: STOMP

She reportedly pushed her employer’s two-year-old son out of harm’s way before a car hit her as they were crossing the road.

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TUTOR DID NOT BREACH CONTRACT OR DUTIES BY HAVING HIS OWN BUSINESS ON THE SIDE: COURT

Mr Eugene Toh, who was sued by a tuition centre he co-founded for allegedly moonlighting, has been cleared by the High Court. PHOTO: EUGENE TOH

The court found that the tutor and his business partner had an agreement for him to carry on his own tuition business.

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NOV 11 SINGLES DAY SALE STEALS HEARTS AS SINGAPORE’S BIGGEST SHOPPING EVENT

Mr Kenneth Koh, 25, poses for a picture with some of his past purchases at his office at Keppel Towers 2, on Nov 7, 2019. PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

A recent report by an advertising platform found that 11.11 is the largest shopping event in Singapore, surpassing events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and 12.12.

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